Perhaps I'm missing something, but can't you just add the project directory to your Favorites (in Windows)? That way, it will appear as one of your favorites folders in the Open File dialog (a single click shortcut). In the file open dialog, you just find the project folder and drag it into the Favorites where you want it (near the top, near the bottom, whatever). I'm more of a Linux guy, myself; there's an equivalent feature of "favorite" folders in Linux dialog boxes. In Linux, it works much the same way...within the dialog box, just find the folder and drag it to somewhere in the Favorites section. I'm not familiar enough with OSX to know for sure, but I think there is similar functionality in OSX's open file dialog.